ALL >> Travel >> View Article
Extended Runway Delays At Historic Low
Total Articles: 213
While a growing number of people are flying as a result of cheap airplane tickets and cheap vacation packages, little tends to upset fliers more than sitting on a tarmac for over three hours waiting for their flights to depart.
The good news is that such extended runway delays fell to record lows in 2014. Only 30 domestic flights had runway delays longer than three hours and 9 international flights departing from U.S. airports experienced delays longer than four hours.
This is a dramatic turnaround from 2009, when 868 domestic flights experienced runway delays in excess of three hours. That was the last full year before government regulations went into effect forbidding U.S. airlines operating domestic flights from keeping passengers on planes delayed beyond three hours without facing steep financial penalties.
The rule was implemented in April of 2010. The next year the rule was extended to apply to U.S. and foreign airlines operating international flights to or from the United States.
2014 numbers were a significant improvement from the prior year when there were 84 domestic flights with runway delays in excess of three hours and 55 international flights with delays lasting over four hours at U.S. airports.
These runway delay rules were put in place to protect passengers and have clearly succeeded, according to the Department of Transportation.
Travel Articles1. Top Things To Know About A Luxury Bahamas Yacht Wedding
Author: Alvin Strachan
2. Embrace The Romance With Lax Limo Car Service
Author: Dylan MITCHELL
3. Thailand Travel Tours Guide The Most Wonderful Places To Visit In Thailand
Author: Thailand Tour Packages
4. Enjoy Dubai Shopping Tours
Author: Dubai Shopping Tours
5. Including All Loved Ones With A Bachelor Party In Dc Via Dc Charter Bus
Author: David WILSON
6. 5 Destinations For Day Trips From Ho Chi Minh City
Author: Le Xuan Son
7. 4 Relaxing Activities That You Must Do On Your Grand Cayman Tour
Author: Michael Leacock
8. Best Fujairah Tours Services
9. Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Best For Budget Travelers
Author: Info Nepal Trekking
10. Witness Enchanting Surroundings With Cheap Holidays To Hurghada
Author: Amanda Sutcliffe
11. Acquire Legal Child Adoption Service In Nepal
12. How To Choose Your Vintage Wedding Car Hire In Dublin Smartly!
Author: Padraic O Reilly
13. How Do You Prepare For Cape Town Cycle Tour?
Author: Daily Scandinavian
14. 6 Tips For Discovering The Charisma Of Popular Nz Tour Attractions
Author: Damien McConnell
15. Enjoy The Classic Mera Peak Climbing With Your Friends And Family